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The need to juggle so many political crises – Jerusalem, Jordan and the submarine scandal – pushed the Prime Minister to show too much ‘Zionist backbone’ in the showdown over the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif

Police probes affected Netanyahu’s judgment in Temple Mount crisis (Haaretz)
AMOS HAREL The need to juggle the multifaceted crisis in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Jordan took its toll (July 29)

Ex-Mossad chief: Israel embarrassed a key ally for sake of public opinion (Times of Israel)
In its handling of the Jordan embassy crisis, the government put public opinion before Israel’s foreign policy needs, embarrassing an important ally, and closed the embassy precisely when it was most needed, according to Efraim Halevy, a former head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence service (July 28)

Netanyahu’s crusade against Al Jazeera in Jerusalem (Al-Monitor)
To repair the damage to his image caused by the Temple Mount crisis, the Israeli Prime Minister announced that he will attempt to shut down Al Jazeera’s Israel bureau, again (July 28)

Netanyahu offers swapping Israeli Arab communities with settlements (Haaretz)
PM raises idea of land swap in future deal with Palestinians in talks with senior Trump adviser Kushner and envoy Greenblatt, sources say (July 27)

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